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The Dutch Guy

If it ain´t Dutch it ain´t much!

Who is The Dutch Guy?


I am Michel 'Mick' Huijs born and raised in The Netherlands. My Father was a native Italian from Rome, as well as my Brother and Sister that still live there. After kinder-garden till early teenager i lived in Aachen, Germany. At the age of 16 i moved back to the Netherlands, where i start working and fulfilled my Military service. In 1997 i moved to Belgium (all Europe). I started to work in the Movie, Theater and Music industry. I worked as a light tech, gaffer, set assistant, art department- did decorations and stints as assistant SFX, as theater tech in a few Opera productions and on tour with a few bands and so on...

In the early 70ths as a kid with a brush in a hand and 80ths i started to paint houses. I specialized in garage doors, kids rooms with Action and- or Walt Disney figures, later Clients asked me to do Skylines, sculptures in their living room, bedrooms or gardens. I decorated and designed Restaurants, Hotels, Bars, Shops and even Rave Party's. As we actually need to go to school to become painters  - it takes 2 years in the Netherlands to get certified, i'm sure that by now i can do a fine job.

About 18 yrs ago i decided to go back to painting full time, Interior or exterior, i managed to satisfied all my clients in Europe. In 2014 i got married to Anne from Milwaukee, by September 2015 i moved to the US and on June 1st. 2016 i started The Dutch Guy.  By now 2019 i'm working with my buddy Marco Perez who is a qualified carpenter and an excellent painter, we do small concrete jobs, build garages, remodel houses, placing tiles, all you can think off. We do residential and commercial, paint, stain, drywall, carpentry whatever comes along.

As a Certified Dutch Master Painter in the Netherlands (Europe) i stand behind my work and my guys to do an outstanding job.

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